Hearthstone Expansion Whispers of the Old Gods Announced

The next Hearthstone expansion is called Whispers of the Old Gods, Blizzard said today. This new add-on for the addictive digital card game will add 134 more cards to Hearthstone, all of them themed around the old gods of Warcraft lore. It’ll be out in April or May.


Says Blizzard in a press release:

Whispers of the Old Gods takes everything familiar in Hearthstone and turns it . . . inside out. Under the sway of the four Old Gods of Azeroth, familiar friends have been corrupted (and have sprouted a few extra eyeballs in the process), new monstrosities have appeared, and unrest spreads throughout the tavern with every turn. As the Old Gods and their crazed followers join you in battle, there’s no telling how much havoc you can wreak with their unique abilities and game-changing powers. By the same token, you’ll want to pay great attention to each play you make—for it could well be your last in the newest Hearthstone expansion.

Coming to PC; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile phones,Whispers of The Old Gods card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode, and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting March 14, and up until the expansion is released, those brave enough to call forth this ancient and incredible power in battle can pre-purchase Whispers of the Old Godscard packs in a special 50-pack bundle, on any platform, for a one-time price of $49.99 (one purchase per account). Whoever does so and lives to tell about it will receive a unique themed card back.

Check out the official website for more info and a look at some of the new cards, many of whom are twisted, corrupted version of older minions.



So, lorewise, Hearthstone is actually a card game played by regular people in Azeroth.

Azeroth, where Old Gods are real, and their very mention is enough to induce madness and violence.

Azeroth, where the armies of the Old Gods have made three serious attempts to conquer the world in the last ten years.

Azeroth, where hidden cults are a serious danger to the governments of the world.

Hearthstone is starting to seem fairly sketchy, is what I’m getting at.